This job is responsible for functioning as a member of the teaching team, which is responsible for the education and general development of children in a Head Start Center. Punctuality and attendance are critical to maintaining classroom continuity. Work with special needs children is also an important part of the job.
The Teacher Assistant is responsible for setting up and maintains the education files for each child, evidence gathering and entry for specific children, and can plan and conduct learning activities for the classroom and under the guidance of the teacher individualize educational activities for special needs children.
Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required. Will be subject to drug and alcohol screening as well as aptitude and skills testing. To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.
A.A. in Early Childhood Education. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Computer Literacy & Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Familiarity with computers. Programs may vary. Strong people skills: ability to express oneself clearly and effectively, superior interpersonal abilities, ability to get along with diverse persons and personalities, tactful, mature, flexible. Good reasoning abilities and sound judgments.
Math literacy skills: adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, ratios.
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